Hand-carved in Japan by craftsmen from a single piece of Japanese bamboo. Pesticide- and chemical-free. Has 100 slim tines designed for thin, frothy tea (koicha).
A little pricey. Must be soaked in water before first use to maximize lifespan.
Hand-curled using traditional techniques. Made from 100-percent natural bamboo. 100 tines for whisking frothy tea. Breaks up lumps for smooth brew.
Natural expansion after use can be surprising.
Made of natural bamboo in traditional manner. Offers 100 tines for fine froth and aeration. Bamboo will not impart off flavors. Includes spoon for matcha.
Spoon is not the most traditional design. Longevity issues.
Includes traditionally shaped chashaku spoon for finely scooping small amounts of matcha. Bamboo chasen whisk with fine tines. Made from formaldehyde-free bamboo.
Recommended lifespan is only 3-6 months.
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